EDU8333 Advanced Educational Counselling
State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland are required to possess a current suitability card (Blue Card). (See "Other Requirements" for further information.) Also see: http://www.usq.edu.au/education/profexp/bluecard
The course covers the major theories of individual and group counselling, and group dynamics. Advanced counselling skills are introduced and practiced and the integration of conceptual frameworks with theory and micro-skills is facilitated through role play and group work. Students will be required to develop their own approach to guidance and counselling. This course emphasises both personal and professional self-exploration and development. Students will be required to practice independently and to attend a residential school. A residential school is scheduled to facilitate skill development.